by Miriam Schulman, @schulman art, edited by Stefanie Hindmarch
SchulmanArt: Where are you from and how do you think your background has influenced you as an artist?
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SchulmanArt: How long have you been selling your art?
Jenny Grant: I have been selling my art since 2010 and I have been selling online since 2012. My Etsy shop has just opened. I have been painting since I was a kid and the decision to exhibit and sell my art was not a very conscious decision. I was browsing through a small local boutique and suddenly asked the owner if she was interested to exhibit and sell my art. I was very surprised by my own question. I have exhibited my art since then both in Sweden and New Zealand and my art is sold locally and online.
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JG: I love working with mixed media but I also love acrylic paints. It is such a versatile medium. Acrylics dry fast, are water soluble, and work very well with other media. Acrylics can be used on almost any kind of surface. I also love to add media and gels to the paint and to collage paper to my canvas. I work in many layers and my art is very rich in depth and texture. I love the way I can use the acrylic paint to glue paper to my canvas, spray with water to form drips, or use stencils to build texture. I love when I do not have full control, such as when the paint is dripping or I splash the paint on the canvas. I also love that the acrylics can be used either transparent or opaque.
SA: How do you get inspired?
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SA: What is your studio space like?
JG: I have my studio in my garage at the moment which is not an optimal room for light nor for beauty, but it is perfect for me. Having small kids limits the time I can spend in the studio, and by having the studio in my garage both my kids and I have easy access. We use the space all the time! A lot of creative time is spent there.
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